Prep and Cook Time: about 25 minutes. Notes: Cooking time for these potstickers, or gyoza, depends on the brand you use; some take longer to cook than others (follow package directions). Potstickers are available in the frozen-food section of large supermarkets.
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup diced peeled carrots (about 2 medium)
Freshly ground black pepper
6 cups chicken broth
3 slices ginger (each 1/4 in. thick)
1 cup fresh or frozen peas
1 pound frozen chicken gyoza (see Notes)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
4 ounces mung bean sprouts
4 thinly sliced green onions
How to Make It
Heat olive oil over medium heat in a medium pot. Add carrots and sauté until beginning to soften, about 7 minutes. Season with pepper.
Add broth and ginger to pot, raise heat to high, and bring to a boil. Add fresh peas, if using; cook 2 minutes. Add gyoza to broth and return to a boil. Stir in soy sauce.
Cook gyoza until almost tender to the bite, 2 to 3 minutes (see Notes). Add frozen peas, if using; then cook 1 minute more. Remove ginger slices. Season soup to taste with pepper and stir in parsley. Ladle soup into shallow bowls, top with bean sprouts and green onions, and serve.